Tools available to visually impaired when using internet.

Tools available to visually impaired when using internet.

 

CSS

 

Stands for “Cascading Style Sheet.” Cascading style sheets are used to format the layout of Web pages. They can be used to define text styles, table sizes, and other aspects of Web pages that previously could only be defined in a page’s HTML.

http://www.techterms.com/definition/css

 

Screen reader

 

A screen reader is an essential piece of software for a blind or visually impaired person. Simply put, a screen reader transmits whatever text is displayed on the computer screen into a form that a visually impaired user can process (usually tactile, auditory or a combination of both). While the most basic screen readers will not help blind users navigate a computer, those with additional features can give people with visual impairment much more independence.

http://www.usabilitygeek.com/10-free-screen-reader-blind-visually-impaired-users/

Screen Magnification

Screen magnification software programs are loaded into the computer’s memory, and remain active so as to magnify the text and graphics that appear in programs and applications run thereafter.

Persons with considerable vision may not need a screen magnification program. One alternative is a larger monitor, which provides larger text or graphics while keeping all material on the screen. In addition, by lowering the screen resolution, bigger pixels are used, which results in larger text and graphics.

http://www.afb.org/section.aspx?FolderID=2&SectionID=4&TopicID=31&DocumentID=1387

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